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Cabbage Key

Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island...
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Type: Islands, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart, now houses our famous Restaurant & Dollar Bill Bar and six guest rooms. The rooms in the Inn are all different with old Florida charm - they do not have TVs, phones, or refrigerators. We have seven cottages on the island, ranging from a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage to 3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront units. All cottages have refrigerators, televisions (no cable) and coffee makers, some units have full kitchens. Our restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you want to relax on a beach...we do not have one here. But, Cayo Costa is a close kayak or boat ride away. This is a great retreat to discover "Old Florida", relax with a book, fish from our docks & watch the boats go by.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Boat trip out was fun but liked useppa a lot more. Bar is unique and very pretty island but there are other island day trips that were more fun and better food and scenery.

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Sauk City, Wisconsin, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stopped here as a break for lunch when we were on a fishing charter. We found the restaurant here quite interesting and liked reading the placemat about the history. The waitresses t-shirts with the answers to the most asked questions, the dollar bills on the wall, and the nostalgic resort atmosphere all lent themselves to make our dining experience... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy you stopped in for lunch. It seems like you had a nice experience and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This is one of our favorite places to boat to in SWFL. We try and make it up there once or twice a year for lunch. The service is great and the food is wonderful, especially if you like Stone Crabs and they happen to be in season when you go there! Between all the beautiful flowers, Floyd the white... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, we are glad to have you as regular guests! Yes, October 15th is just around the corner and we are looking forward to having Stone Crab back in season. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit! More 

Mahwah, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The trip was smooth and fun! We saw Dolphins both on the way and when we were returning. The crew was very courteous and knowledgable about the history and what to do when on the island. My wife and I had a great lunch with Floyd, the bird.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great trip over to Cabbage Key. We are happy you enjoyed your lunch and Floyd's company. Floyd has been on Cabbage Key for many years and we enjoy having him here. Thank You for taking the time to send your review, we hop to see you again soon! More 

Dallas
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26 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My hubby and I have been to Cabbage Key a few times before and this trip validated our love of the trip. We had a nice boat trip over from the Fisher's Village in Punta Gorda. It was 3 hours over and 3 hours back with a beach drop off and pick up each way. The drinks at the restaurant... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are happy you enjoyed your day here. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Alexandria, VA
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116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Cabbage Key is easy mooring and has a welcoming bar and restaurant. It's very laid back (Jimmy Buffett visited in the old days, but despite eating cheeseburgers here, the rumor that the song was penned on Cabbage Key, is just that). The house drink is delicious, and while this was a short stop for us late in the afternoon, they... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we are always happy when our guests enjoy a visit to Cabbage Key. Yes, the Cabbage Creeper is a nice ending to a great day on the water. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

We went out to Cabbage key on Captive cruises, nice trip on a comfortable boat. Since one of our party was disabled, they sent a golf cart down to pick him up, it is equipped to handle a wheelchair. The restaurant on Cabbage key is fun and the interior is papered with dollar bills. You write your name on one... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

It is great to hear that you and your party had a nice visit to Cabbage Key. I am happy to hear that your friend was able to utilize our accessible golf cart. If you call the main Cabbage Key number when you enter the channel, a member of our team will drive down to the dock and give a... More 

Scotch Plains, New Jersey
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84 reviews 84 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We rented a boat from North Captiva Island and spent a day on the water. When we got hungry we headed to Cabbage Key, parked our boat at the marina, and walked into an awesome restaurant covered in dollar bills. Make sure to leave your signed dollar on the wall! It's a must do for anyone staying in the area.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your day out on the boat and lunch at Cabbage Key! Hope you can visit us again soon! More 

Sarasota, FL
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58 reviews 58 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We had such a wonderful time at Cabbage Key over Mother's Day weekend. Everyone was so friendly from the dockmaster to the bartender. They even helped us carry our cooler to our room. We stayed in room 1 of the inn and it was just perfect. Clean, cool and quiet until breakfast. The food was delicious, the staff extremely friendly.... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you again soon! More 

Washington, DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I was glad we visited here just to say we did it but as a destination there was nothing to do but eat lunch until the water taxi took us back. The day was beautiful so we climbed the water tower to look out over the water & neighboring islands. We walked around the rustic "path" which was not very... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for writing about your trip to Cabbage Key. Cabbage Key is a 100 acre Island located 5 miles off of Pine Island in the Pine Island Sound. There are different ways to get to the Island and if you call the reservations department at Cabbage Key we can help you find the most convenient transportation and the mode... More 

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